Jimmy Butler Hopes To Sign Deal With LA Lakers?

Jimmy Butler Hopes To Sign Deal With LA Lakers?

According to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News, Jimmy Butler, a restricted free-agent, is looking to sign a one-year deal with the LA Lakers this offseason in hopes of cashing big in 2016.

Lastly, Chicago forward Jimmy Butler hopes to take his talents elsewhere and take advantage of the new television deal after his career year coincided with Tom Thibodeau’s firing and Derrick Rose’s chemistry issues. Although Butler wants to sign a one-year deal with the Lakers, according to a league source familiar with his thinking, the Bulls are expected to match any offer for the restricted free agent.

Chicago can match any offer to Butler, so it would seem highly unlikely the Bulls would lose the 25-year-old All Star.